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Senate Opposes IL Troops on Border

Story by WBGZ Radio

President Donald Trump has indicated he'll send National Guard troops to secure the nation's southern border. Some Governors are balking at the request, others are enthusiastic.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says there's a precedent for such requests.....

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The Illinois Senate is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to reject a presidential call to send National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexican border. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 33-22 to urge Rauner not to comply if President Donald Trump makes a request.


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